Air space over Kabul is closed for civilian flights

Source : 112 Ukraine

Only military aviation can fly over Kabul
18:15, 16 August 2021

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The air space over Kabul is closed for a flight of any civilian planes; only military aviation can fly there as NOTAM reported.

“Kabul air space is passed to the military. Inform flying around planes about the necessity to change the route,” the message says.

According to the data of western air sources, at least 78 planes of the U.S. military transport aircraft are engaged in the evacuation of the American diplomats. 10 British and four Canadian military and transport planes participate in the operation. The arrival of German and Spanish planes is expected.

Related: At least five killed at Kabul airport

As we reported, A number of world air companies have stated the change of the routes to avoid the air space of Afghanistan. Such measures were announced after the Taliban took control of the presidential palace in Kabul.

The Taliban militants seized Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan. Members of the diplomatic missions of the Western countries and their staff consisting of locals did not evacuate and they stay in the capital airport, where chaos is observed.

On Sunday, Taliban militants stated to take control over the whole territory of Afghanistan. Afghan President Ashraf Ghani left the country a few hours after the radical Taliban entered Kabul.

Related: People fall out of overloaded plane while attempting to escape from Afghanistan, - video

As we reported, militants of the radical Taliban entered the presidential palace and took it under their control.

Taliban militants held an offensive amid the withdrawal of the American forces from Afghanistan.

In May 2021, the final phase of ending America's "forever war" in Afghanistan after 20 years formally began on May 1, with the withdrawal of the last U.S. and NATO troops by the end of summer.

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